We were surprised by the renovated Primeros Pinos snowpark, a winter sport training resort ideal for the people from the high valley.
We left from Villa Pehuenia at sunset towards our next destination: the Primeros Pinos snow park. We took rubble provincial route 13, which we traveled with extreme care.
Seventy five kilometers out of the ninety that separated us from our destination were part of a tough ascent. During this stretch, the route was not well-signaled; therefore, we had to pay extra attention while driving.
We were soon invaded by dusk and the sky got crowded with bright constellations. We were glad to see such characteristics in the sky, as it meant that the following morning, the weather would be sunny.
Level of Difficulty: Low.
Timetables: The snowpark operates from 10am to 5pm.
Recommendations: Before traveling to Primeros Pinos, phone the resort to make sure there is enough snow. We recommend that you do not surpass the speed limits and that you pay attention to slippery roads. Primeros Pinos is not the ideal site for experts or advanced skiers or snowboarders. In order to get to Primeros Pinos from Zapala, you must travel 45 km along paved Provincial Route 13. From Neuquén, you must go along National Route 22 to the city of Zapala –183 km– and from there continue along Provincial Route 13 till you reach your destination. From Villa Pehuenia, you must travel 90 km along rubble Provincial Route 13 till you reach your destination.
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